Kye is proud to present Inland, the new LP by Clapton-based Astor. Advancing the cause of 2012's 'Alcor' LP, 'Inland' finds Mark Harwood and sometime collaborator Maja Larsson further complicating reason with dark and circuitous audio constructs. Inland' is sonically conceptualised through the meticulous choice of instrument used: ranging from an array of bells, gongs and ethno-percussion, alongside petrified piano melodies and a grinding organ. Accordingly, this is complemented by the use of T.V and dry ice pellets, playing with notions of field music and orchestration, verging on a neo-classical installation of audio.Taking its inspiration from Gerard Murnane's 1988 novel of the same name, 'Inland' explores a personalized perception of space, both real and imagined, returning a fabricated dreamworld which teases logic and tricks the ear. Conceived with piano, bells, tapes, gong, autoharp, hammer, TV, organ, and dry ice pellets, 'Inland' cuts the face of expectation to expose a 10 part fractal sonic geography, governed by its own laws, and flushed with all the beauty and horror of the natural world.
Inland arrives in a full color, high gloss sleeve, in an edition of 400 copies.